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Descender IPA - GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall

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Descender IPADescender IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

308 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 308
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 13
Gots: 26 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: NWer on 09-14-2011)
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3.9/5  rDev -3.5%

Tingly lemon lime with a bitter and dry fade...thanks Duane!

BarrytheBear, Thursday at 01:31 AM
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

sanadyp, Nov 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

teddyarrowhead, Nov 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Bobbymozz, Nov 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Kmat10, Nov 10, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +3%

BurdockBoy, Nov 09, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -3%

Vipin, Nov 08, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev +2.2%

Really refreshing IPA, a little sweet up front followed by a citrusy, earthy, and bitter hoppiness punch.

SurferEric, Nov 06, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +1.5%

therackman, Nov 06, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +4%

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #70 (November 2012):

With such greatness this IPA grabs the benchmark for the style and raises it a bit. Very refreshing to run into and American IPA that does overuse the usual “trendy” hops but rather finds a perfect blend. Goodlife without a doubt nailed it here from first whiff to the last drop.

STYLE: American IPA
ABV: 7.0%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Clear copper hue, excellent froth

SMELL: Fresh hop resin, birch bark, tobacco, evergreen, grapefruit, bready, marmalade

TASTE: Medium bodied, biting smoothness, full hop jacket, ample bitterness, earthy, leafy, tobacco, mustard seeds, citrus rind, sticky, bready underneath, slightly warming, faint peaches

BeerAdvocate, Oct 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

Salemjeff, Oct 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

grubefresh, Oct 26, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +4%

Varls, Oct 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

jra173, Oct 24, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -3.5%

jeff1973, Oct 19, 2014
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4.92/5  rDev +21.8%

sonicbloom, Oct 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

mriley1984, Oct 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

SocalKicks, Oct 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

n2185, Oct 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

BCross, Oct 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Served cold from a 12 oz can into a shaker pint. No date stamp on the can.

Descender is a slightly hazy golden amber color with thick white head. It has good retention and leaves some nice lacing as it settles.

Aroma is hoppy and fresh with candied citrus, grapefruit, and pine.

Flavor is sweet up front with pale malts, caramel, and toast. Bitterness is at a good level for an American IPA. Pine is more dominant in the flavor than the aroma with the citrus playing a smaller role.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated.

Overall a very good Pacific NW IPA and worth seeking out.

GilGarp, Oct 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Steve57, Sep 30, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -5.9%

vutoq, Sep 27, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -3%

Arkay, Sep 24, 2014
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Descender IPA from GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
91 out of 100 based on 308 ratings.